The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Review


I Just read the book, the alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I began reading the book since yesterday and just completed it today, and at the end I realized just one thing, as the author suggested throughout his book, ” When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. ” (Page  22, The Alchemist , 1988) .

This is true, but yet it may be perceived in many ways. Throughout the story, the boy, “SANTIAGO”  has one thing in himself, “faith” , “hope”, “dreams” & “Courage” to achieve them.

He was just a normal shepherd boy who had visited an old Gypsy woman, then an old king, then an englishman , fatima his love and then finally the alchemist.

The journey to find the ultimate goal, made the true qualities of gold be revealed from within himself. Each and every person starting from the gypsy woman till the alchemist brought him closer to his dream, and he ultimately achieves it.

I found this book really inspiring because the way how a normal shepherd boy is shown to achieve what he wanted through his will and determination, and following his inner soul and heart.

I recommend this book a must read for everyone who has dreams and is working to achieve those dreams.


– Mustafa Mun



2 responses to “The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Review

    • Dear Rohit, thank you very much for your comment ! , yes I did enjoy reading the alchemist , it was one of the only books where I read it all without a break !

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